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Buttered Nut Creme Cheesecake

Cheesecake

Buttered Nut Crème Cheesecake is from an ancient Roman recipe.  Yes, Greece was most likely the introducer of cheesecake – but, this Roman one is a keeper. CRUST: 1 & ¼  cups all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter, cold and cut into small parts   NUTS: 2 cups dry roasted […]

Summer Garden

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Growing up, my Mother had an old-fashioned Hydrangea planted under my bedroom window!    I loved that plant.  Plus, living in the South (at that time with no air conditioning), a slight evening breeze would fill my room with the gentle smell of that Hydrangea.   As I sit here…I can smell that gentle breeze. […]

The Perfect Bloomsbury Omelet

beautiful omlet served with mushrooms and tomatoe

Lots of chefs believe that they make a perfect omelet.  They will boost of their special pan or only using gas heat or farm fresh eggs.  Well, I learned the perfect omelet method from a friend of mine who owns Common Earth Farms in Bedford NH.  When she first shared this method…I thought “right Gail”.  […]

Town or City

February 2016 When seeking the magic of Camden, South Carolina, it matters not if Camden is a town or a city.  But, you will be interested in the answer after you have visited this perfect little place. Speaking of visiting, pack a bag as you cannot possibly enjoy all that Camden offers in just a […]

Common Earth Farm: Stuffed Dates

Upclose view of a stuffed date.

You cannot even begin to imagine how wonderful this simple stuffed date is.  I promise that they will disappear off the serving dish before all else.  When my friend from Common Earth Farms first introduced me to these, I was totally hooked.  So, of course, I stole the recipe and now claim it as my […]

Bloomsbury Quiche

Bloomsbury Quiche baked to perfection.

Perfect Butter Pie Crust 1 ¼ cups flour ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter ¼ cup ice cold water Spray oil  In a large bowl, combine flour and salt.  Chop your butter into small chunks, cut the butter in the mixture until it forms small coarse crumbs.  Add the ice cold water, one tablespoon at […]

Bloomsbury Egg Nests

Egg nest

Mother’s Day Perfection Bloomsbury Egg Nests A few days ago, I was researching new breakfast ideas to be used at Bloomsbury Inn, Camden SC.  I especially wanted something beautiful for Mother’s Day 2015.   I decided on a menu of: Fresh Fruit Cup, dressed in local honey and fresh lime Biscuits right out of Grandmother’s iron […]

Electric Cars Welcome at Bloomsbury!

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Bloomsbury Inn added two electric car charging stations!! We are constantly looking for amenities that increase the convenience and value of a stay at Bloomsbury Inn in historic Camden, South Carolina. Now, you and all other travelers have the opportunity to stop over in Camden, enjoy our town, relax at Bloomsbury, and recharge your electric […]

Dillinger’s Machine Gun

display of Dillinger's guns

The best gun collection in the southeast is located in Camden, South Carolina.  The Ross E. Beard Gun Collection has over 1,000 items; currently the Camden Archives and Museum  displays about 400 of the collection.  One of the most popular to see is a John Dillinger machine gun.   Mr. Beard was given this gun by his Godfather, […]

Duel of Honor! Colonel Henry Nixon and Major Thomas Hopkins

View of the Nixon Grave, Quaker Cemetary

It was a manner of honor.  Colonel Henry G. Nixon (1800-1829) was a darling of the Camden community. Well-liked, polished, and generous, Col. Nixon was a local attorney and politician. With differences to settle, on January 15, 1829, he and Thomas A. Hopkins (1803-1831) met to dual at the Sand Bar Ferry near Augusta, Georgia […]

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